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Beyonce, Pharrell Nominated for the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards


Nick Farrell/Sony MusicBeyonce and Pharrell are among the nominees for the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards, which recognizes the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film.

The entertainers scored four nominations each, including nods in the outstanding album category. In addition, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Jennifer HudsonKendrick Lamar, Toni Braxton and Babyface earned two nods a piece while Jhene Aiko is nominated in the Outstanding New Artist category.

The 46th annual NAACP Image Awards will take place on Friday, February 6, 2015, and will air on TV One. Go to for a full list of nominees.

Here are the nominees in the music categories:

Outstanding New Artist
3 Winans Brothers
Aloe Blacc
Erica Campbell
Jhene Aiko
Liv Warfield

Outstanding Male Artist
John Legend
Kendrick Lamar
Michael Jackson
Pharrell Williams

Outstanding Female Artist
Alicia Keys
Jennifer Hudson
Mary J. Blige

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
“Being with You” — Smokey Robinson feat. Mary J. Blige
“Brand New” — Pharrell Williams feat. Justin Timberlake
“Gust of Wind” — Pharrell Williams feat. Daft Punk
“Love, Marriage & Divorce” — Toni Braxton & Babyface
“Stay with Me” — Sam Smith feat. Mary J. Blige

Outstanding Jazz Album
Beautiful Life — Dianne Reeves
Dave Koz and Friends: The 25th of December — Dave Koz
Living My Dream — Jonathan Butler
My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke — Al Jarreau
Up — Stanley Clarke

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)
Duets — Donnie McClurkin
Help — Erica Campbell
I Will Trust— Fred Hammond
Journey to Freedom — Michelle Williams
Where My Heart Belongs — Gladys Knight

Outstanding Music Video
“i” — Kendrick Lamar
“It’s You” — KEM
“Love Never Felt So Good” — Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake
“Pretty Hurts” — Beyoncé
“You & I (Nobody in the World)” — John Legend

Outstanding Song
“Good Kisser” — Usher
“i” — Kendrick Lamar
“Pretty Hurts” — Beyoncé
“The Man” — Aloe Blacc
“We Are Here” — Alicia Keys

Outstanding Album
Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics — Aretha Franklin
Beyoncé Platinum Edition — Beyoncé
G I R L — Pharrell Williams
JHUD — Jennifer Hudson
Love, Marriage & Divorce — Toni Braxton & Babyface

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